Angolia Joins The Great American Brass Band Festival

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April 2, 2020

Danville, KY
February 10, 2020
For Immediate Release
Missy (Rogers) Angolia has joined the Great American Brass Band Festival (GABBF) as Assistant Director and
will become the Executive Director on August 1, 2020. Current Executive Director, Bill Bandy, announced his
retirement in late January, but will remain in his role through the 2020 Festival and until July 31. At that time, he
will join the Board of Directors, and Angolia will become Executive Director.
“I am excited to join the Brass Band Festival, and hope to continue it’s history of excellence and commitment to
bringing world-class brass music and fun, family-friendly events to Danville and the surrounding areas,” Angolia
said. Missy is no stranger to the Great American Brass Band Festival. While working as the Heart of Danville
Main Street Program’s Event Coordinator from 2011-2015, she helped create and implement the popular Friday
night street party, Bayou and Brass. She was also the Alcohol Manager for the 2018 festival. She has worked
very closely with several GABBF board members and key volunteers in the past. “I have great relationships with
so many of the crucial folks that make this festival happen, so I know we will be able to work together to ensure a
seamless transition.”
Bandy’s time as Executive Director has been a ‘highlight’ of his return home to Danville 2 years ago. “I felt it was
important to have a seamless succession plan in place to ensure the festival was going to have strong
leadership before I retired,” Bandy said. “Missy has shown over the last several months that she will be a very
capable leader for the festival in the future.” Bandy also noted that “his retirement will be a busy one, allowing
him and his wife the freedom to travel more often to visit family in Seattle, perform with his band PowerPlay, and
transition to the GABBF board.”
Speaking on behalf of the Board of Directors, Chairman Patrick McClure said, “I really want to thank Bill for his
service and withstanding some real challenges with the weather last year. I am also thrilled to welcome Missy to
the team officially; but truth told she has been a tireless contributor for a long time. I’m sure they will make this
transition an easy one for me, the Board, and the Festival as a whole.”
Angolia was born and raised in Danville, KY and graduated from Boyle County High School. She has her BA in
English from Bellarmine University.
For more information about the 31st Festival, June 4-7, 2020, please visit or follow the Great
American Brass Band Festival on Facebook.

Contact info:
Missy Angolia or Bill Bandy
Great American Brass Band Festival
PO Box 429, Danville, KY 40423 (Physical office: 209 W Main)
Company URL:
Phone: 859-319-8456

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